Donald Trump Jr., the prince of bad takes on Twitter, lived up to his reputation late Wednesday night as President Donald Trump’s second denuclearization summit with dictator Kim Jong Un teetered on the brink of collapse.
In Don Jr.’s world, however, his father would return victorious from Hanoi, Vietnam.
Why? Because Kim answered a question by Washington Post reporter David Nakamura. It marked the first time ever that the North Korean dictator took an impromptu question from an American journalist, which caught the attention of many in the profession.
Nakamura asked Kim “if he felt confident he could get a deal” with Trump on a plan to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.
“It’s too early to say,” Kim replied. “I would not say I’m pessimistic.”
I asked Kim Jong Un if he felt confident he could get a deal with @realDonaldTrump. He replied: “It’s too early to say. I would not say I’m pessimistic.”
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) February 28, 2019
Junior saw this as an opportunity to credit his father with having “accomplished more on the Korean Peninsula than all the “expert” bureaucrats before him did combined over the last 60 years.” Considering his father’s boorish treatment of the press, it seemed the achievement could be credited to the ingenuity of journalists rather than the President’s diplomatic acumen.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 28, 2019
Trump’s team of negotiators decided on Wednesday that the whole verification aspect of North Korean denuclearization was not necessary, indicating that the talks would likely dissolve.
Sure enough, on Thursday morning, Trump – the self-described master dealmaker who boasted about falling in love with Kim – abruptly departed the Vietnamese capital in a stunning defeat.
Junior is living in fantasy land.
If by "accomplished," you mean bent over and took it, then yes…yes he has.
— Jess Phoenix 🌋🏳️🌈🤠 (@jessphoenix2018) February 28, 2019
He as accomplished nothing more than two photo ops. This is not the Art of the Deal. It‘s an embarrassment for America‘s diplomacy.
— Thorsten (@Airvooocht) February 28, 2019
He conceded the most minimal of concessions required to make an actual advancement that would be something he could truly tout which was a simple account of missiles. Again, he walks away with nothing except Trump Tower Pyongyang. Your father was right, you're an imbecile.
— Ryan Ritchie (@RyanRitchie201) February 28, 2019
If by "accomplishing" you mean "giving away", then yes, he has done more of that than any President since the creation of the DPRK. Daddy is indeed the best at *something*, Fredo.
— Crummyworld 🍑 (@crummyworld) February 28, 2019
Actually, he #Failed once again. I don't think Kim likes him.
— Mysteri (@Mysteri759) February 28, 2019
— William F Tulloch (@CPTDoomDC) February 28, 2019
he answered a question? Wow, that's huge.
— rick bayne (@rickbayne1) February 28, 2019
If you mean photo ops with oppressive dictators without getting any real concessions then 💯
— Joe (@yazdog8) February 28, 2019
In a rare move, the president openly acknowledged his loss, even though he said after the first summit he would “find some kind of an excuse” about misjudging Kim.